TOOFLY NYC

Sep 11

PROJECT GIRLZ 2011

Summer in NYC is officially over:( My Project Girlz™ team has returned to their regularly scheduled school program. I’m gonna miss my little “Tooflies”, but I know they are just a phone call away. We had a great summer, especially at the Welling Court Mural Project where we kicked off our first official session. I am super proud of how well the girls did. Thanks to the NJPAC “Ladies First” grant for women social entrepreneurs, I was able to jump start the program this year. The girls did some amazing illustration, design, and handcraft pieces that are ready to be shown. All we gotta do this fall is lock down a location and Project Girlz will have their first official exhibit/mini market. Until then check out what these lovely talented ladies where up to this summer preparing with the TF’ster…

Project Girlz

PROJECT GIRLZ™ is a multi media arts summer youth program. It was formed by artist Maria “Toofly” Castillo in 2011 with the help of the NJPAC Ladies First Fund Grant. It is being developed as a bridge for young women artists ages 14-18 to enter the art world by creating fine art, design, fashion, street art, and organizing community events in New York City.

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Shout out to Nicole, who shot many of our Project Girlz sessions and created her very first documentary about women artists!

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Gotta show the girls the daily artist missions on public transport:)
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Shout out to Meres who let the girls paint their canvases at the most wonderful place in Queens, 5Pointz!

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Itching to paint…

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ANA THE GREAT!

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NICOLE AKA MISS PURPLE!

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TATI THE BEAUTIFUL!

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At some point we will have to re-shoot with our missing link SYD THE KID. She was unable to make the last session but we will soon link up for flick:)
Miss you darlings!!! see ya soon:)

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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